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VFW Post up North is honoring their most senior active member as he cuts back on his post "duties." So I did one up for them to present to him. Local paper might even be there - that's news in the north country. I think they said he's 93.



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Good on you brother, I would love to shake that mans hand for all he did for our country. You should show some pics of your build, we would love to see that being made.
 

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A great plaque for all to remember him for his service.
 
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Thanks John for making this sign for Mr. Hagen. IMO it says a lot of good about you. I know Mr. Hagen will appreciate it.
 

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Very nice sign, John. I'm sure he will like it. Not many of these fellows left and it always makes me feel good to see them honored.
 

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Nice way to honor him. Didn't know they had the E rank designations during WWII.

Sadly, there was a mention somewhere that the WWII veterans are dying at a rate of about 1,000 per day. My father was in the PTO but never told much about his experiences there in the Air Corps as it was called at the time. He took them with him in 2002.
 

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Nice way to honor him. Didn't know they had the E rank designations during WWII.

My father-in-law, who is 80 now, just resigned as the Chaplain of the same post (health reasons). He talked to Bryce and he said he came out as a Sgt - which was either a SP5 or E5 -- he couldn't remember how it was stated at that time. When I was "forceably enlisted" in 1970 they used SP and E ranks. Anyway, FIL said to use E-5, so that's what I did. Going out on the brown truck today to one of the organizers .... ceremony is on Aug 25 so I got time to do another one if it's a big deal. Don't think it will be.

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You should show some pics of your build, we would love to see that being made.
Clay,

It's actually pretty boring. Doing the computer layout (which isn't fun) and watching a router bit go round and round. Then a little paint, sanding, stain, and lacquer.

Or I could tell you that I drew the pattern (freehand of course), sharpened my 100 year old chisels, and used my wooden mallets with precision strikes.

Take your pick.


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Another great sign!
 
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That's beautiful, John. And I'm sure Sgt. Hagen will treasure it. I know Ken would. (As would I )
 
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well done John..
 
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...good going, John...be proud...you've done a wonderful thing...
 
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@OutoftheWoodwork Here's another area to consider, special awards and plaques.
I can't get the effect that a CNC machine can do, Tom. I mean: hey. I can make a design honoring, but the dimensional effects? I can't replicate it.
 
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